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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 8 years ago

Who/What are the Vocaloids?

I'm into anime and cosplaying, and I know a lot of people cosplay as the Vocaloids. I have no idea who/what they are. Help?

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  • 8 years ago
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    In short, Vocaloid is a voice synthesiser program.

    In long:

    Vocaloid (ボーカロイド Bōkaroido?) is a singing synthesizer. Its signal processing part was developed through a joint research project led by Kenmochi Hideki at the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain in 2000 and originally was not intended to be a full commercial project. Backed by the Yamaha Corporation it developed the software into the commercial product "Vocaloid".[1][2] The software enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody. It uses synthesizing technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers. To create a song, the user must input the melody and lyrics. A piano roll type interface is used to input the melody and the lyrics can be entered on each note. The software can change the stress of the pronunciations, add effects such as vibrato, or change the dynamics and tone of the voice. Each Vocaloid is sold as "a singer in a box" designed to act as a replacement for an actual singer. The software was originally only available in English and Japanese, but as of Vocaloid 3, Spanish, Chinese and Korean have been added.

    The software is intended for professional musicians as well as light computer music users and has so far sold on the idea that the only limits are the users' own skills.[3] Japanese musical groups Livetune of Victor Entertainment and Supercell of Sony Music Entertainment Japan have released their songs featuring Vocaloid as vocals. Japanese record label Exit Tunes of Quake Inc. also have released compilation albums featuring Vocaloids.[4][5] Artists such as Mike Oldfield have also used Vocaloids within their work for back up singer vocals and sound samples.[6]

    There are loads of different vocaloids with different voices. The most famous by far are the vocaloids in Cryptons character series (Meiko, Kaito, Len, Rin, Miku, Luka). The most famous vocaloid is Miku Hatsune (pigtails, skirt, tie...you'll know who she is xD).

    Here's some classic vocaloid for you :3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoPzP-MwcLI

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    &feature=BFa&list=PL6D3CCA5CD1498772 - Luka Megurine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdXgoIjS7UM

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    &feature=related - Miku Hatsune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-2lzA7_Cg

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    - Miku Hatsune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo7z60aJqNA

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    - Len Kagamine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q46Osg9C4pA

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    - Rin Kagamine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV0yuXalaY

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    - Kaito

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G83PqKDakGI

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    - Meiko

    You'll probably notice that they lack a certain amount of realism, but that's changed with the new vocaloid 3, with vocaloids still coming out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXFoRDs7oMk

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    - Yukari Yuzuki

    All in al it's quite complicated to a newbie, and I'm not even going to go into UTAUs xD

    Good luck in all of your future vocaloid travels, you'll need it c:

  • 6 years ago

    its a singing program; they put these singing programs into holograms (concerts) or charecters (project diva). There are many types of oids. (UTAUoids, vocaloids,fanloids,etc.) The most fameous one, Hatsune miku is used in many songs, The most fameous vocaloids are meiko,kaito, miku,len,rin, luka ((and maybe gumi?)) and they are mostly used in the game ((project diva)) here are some popular songs.

    REMOTE CONTROL-len and rin

    Bad end night- Vocaloid 7

    world is mine- miku

    Ashes to ashes-kaito

    and a lot more ^^"

  • Singing synthesizer. The software enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody.

    Here's a good concert of one. There are many mascots including the most famous one, Hatsune Miku.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI

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